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Education of the Blind
Samuel Gridley Howe
Helen Keller's forgotten Oscar
February 25, 2016
She’s best known as an activist and author, but the deafblind icon also had a moment in the Hollywood spotlight.
The Working World
February 18, 2016
From its earliest days, Perkins School for the Blind has worked to prepare students for job opportunities after graduation.
Howe Family Collection now available to researchers
February 17, 2016
Important research materials related to the life of Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe and their daughters was gifted to the Perkins School.
Anne Sullivan's Request on a Moonlit and Snowy Night
February 9, 2016
The digitization of the Nella Braddy Henney Collection of Manuscripts is notable for containing extensive Helen Keller correspondence.
What did Helen Keller use to read and write?
January 21, 2016
Fascinating facts about the history of writing systems for people who are blind, and how literacy continues to evolve in the 21st century.
1890 Census, Perkins Institution
January 20, 2016
This handwritten ledger contains detailed medical and family records of students at the Perkins School for the Blind.
Pilgrimage to Laura Bridgman's Childhood Home
January 7, 2016
The childhood home of Laura Bridgman is located in Aetna, New Hamphshire. Moses Woolcott who built a one room home on the land in 1767.
A deafblind trailblazer you've probably never heard of
December 22, 2015
In the 1800s, Perkins student Laura Bridgman was the second most famous woman in the world, after only Queen Victoria.
1949 Letter Home from a Perkins Student
December 14, 2015
1949 letter from Perkins' student Janice Charlotte Liscomb to her family in Maine.
Generations of generosity
November 23, 2015
Throughout Perkins’ history, remarkable people have stepped forward to help children who are blind achieve their dreams.